Wednesday, 11 March 2009

The Sliding House

I fear this post indulges my occasional techie envy, but the techiness of this design seems to be at one with the environment and landscape. This is the new "sliding house" by dRMM architechs built in Suffolk.

(same house with sliding sheath in 4 different positions)

The House itself is a number of elements protected, shaded and unified by a 20 ton sliding sheath which can be slid back and forward to expose or shelter the house and the occupants to light and darkness. To my eye it looks great, fits well with the landscape and is very cool!

Wallpaper have made a video about it on utube - you get the feel better than still pictures.

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